My amazing mum and my grandad TO THE RESCUE! What you see in this photo is the remainder of my mortgage, which is only 11 more payments to go. My mum called me and said that she and grandad will pay this off for me! *READ ON* for the full story.... .
I lost my job 2 days ago and now have to live on only €400 a month. This is the same job I have done for 10 years as a web and graphic designer for a rather rich entrepreneur, but he hasn't had much work for me for the past year, even though he kept paying me full wage every month. Until now. Then he told me out of the blue that he's only going to pay me only €100 a week (before I got €275 a week). After telling him how unfair it was to not even give me a month or two notice, he told me that he will pay me full wage for another month. But after that I have to survive on just €400. .
However, my mum and grandad paying off my mortgage is a huge help, of course, so I'm will not lose the roof over my head, and I have at least a little bit of money to survive on. .
Yesterday I have been running around and leaving my CV everywhere (going to places in person works the best here on this island) and friends and acquaintances are all keeping an ear out if they hear something.
Also, one place, an ayurveda massage shop, where I know the owner from way back, said that with my skills I could do them a nice video/slideshow for their customers to look at while they wait. She looked immediately impressed when I layed out what I can do for her, and I will give her a call today and see when we should start on this. I will be taking the photos and video and then do the editing. I know this is only a one time job, but it's a bit of money on the side! .
I just want say a huge THANK YOU to my mum and grandad. You are THE BEST!
Anyway, thanks for bothering to read up til here! I am conveying positive vibes out to the universe, and hope the universe will hear me and return these vibes....
The CJJ Durham-Chapel Hill is hosting a Spring Potluck! It's a great way to meet new people and get more involved with Jewish justice work in North Carolina.
This month, the branch will be talking about opportunities for action with the Poor People"s Campaign leading up to their May 14th campaign launch and how CJJ can focus its strength in support.
Please bring a vegetarian dish to share and post on the Facebook event page what you can bring.
You can also read more about the details and the Poor People’s Campaign on the FB event page.
Sunday, March 25 at 5:30 PM - 7 PM The Levin JCC
1937 W Cornwallis Rd, Durham, North Carolina 27705
#hypocrisy — One of President Trump's golf clubs is asking permission from the federal government to hire more foreign workers.
The Trump National Golf Club in Westchester County, New York, filed petitions with the Department of Labor seeking permission to hire foreign staffers to be servers and cooks at the property.
BuzzFeed News first reported on the petitions, which were posted on Wednesday.
The club is making the request through the H-2B visa program, which allows American companies to employ foreign workers using temporary work visas, under the condition that no U.S. workers are qualified for or want the jobs.
The property is asking to hire 14 seasonal workers, with work dates starting in mid-May and ending at the end of October. Servers would earn a minimum wage of $15.20 an hour, with the possibility of overtime pay at $22.80 an hour.
Cooks would make $14.36 an hour, with the possibility of overtime at $21.54 an hour.
Trump properties have sought permission to hire foreign workers in the past. His Mar-a-Lago resort in Palm Beach, Fla., won permission to hire 70 foreign employees last year.
Trump defended the practice during in 2016, saying that it was "very, very hard to get people" for the jobs.